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Thursday
Jul242014

Verification of Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs: New Guidance from Transparency International–USA

Over the past two decades, there has been substantial progress by companies in developing anti-corruption programs.  While such programs reflect a growing commitment by companies to combat corruption, it is widely recognized that the adoption of policies and programs is not enough.

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Thursday
Jul242014

Delaware supremes unanimously affirm Walmart discovery order

The Delaware Supreme Court Wednesday affirmed a lower court order for Walmart to turn over files and documents from an internal FCPA investigation to plaintiffs in a civil shareholder suit.

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Thursday
Jul242014

SFO charges Alstom UK unit for bribes

The Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it has started criminal proceedings "against an Alstom company in the UK by written charge."

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Thursday
Jul242014

B20 pushes rewards for country compliance

Australia PM Tony Abbott address the B20 SummitAt this year’s B20 Summit, held last week in Sydney, 400 business leaders laid out a blueprint to promote global economic growth and employment outcomes and make the global economy more resilient to deal with future shocks.

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Thursday
Jul242014

Report: DOJ to settle $70 million forfeiture action with Teddy Obiang 

The DOJ said last week it will settle a corruption-related civil forfeiture action involving more than $70 million in U.S. assets amassed by the son of Equatorial Guinea's dictator.

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Thursday
Jul242014

NY Fed knocks Deutsche Bank financial reports

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has found serious problems in Deutsche Bank's U.S. operations, including poor financial reporting, weak technology and inadequate auditing and oversight.

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Thursday
Jul242014

Judge Wolf wants an international anti-corruption court

Mark L. Wolf, a federal judge in Massachusetts, says public corruption at the highest levels of government in many nations threatens global stability.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Former Alba CEO Bruce Hall jailed in the UK

An Australian executive who once served as CEO of state-owned Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) was jailed Tuesday in the UK for 16 months.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Feds to in-housers: Keep the rest of us in line

As we said a couple of days ago, the traditional ancient duty of lawyers was advocacy, not enforcement. Asking lawyers to be the hall monitors for corporate America and beyond isn't an advocacy role. In fact, it conflicts with advocacy and, as we said yesterday, puts in-housers at risk.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Ghana wants FCPA, UKBA compliance certs from oil and gas partners

Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) in Labone, Ghana; courtesy of WikipediaGhana has rewritten some of the agreements it uses with oil and gas companies, requiring them to certify compliance with the FCPA, the Bribery Act, and the OECD anti-bribery convention.

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